When you think of valuable information hackers try to steal, you might immediately assume bank information, credit card data or social security numbers are the most sought after. As this Bloomberg video featuring Shannon Pettypiece and Mark Crumpton outlines, the fastest growing sector of identity theft is also one of the most surprising: health care.
Recently, a large portion of cyber thieves have focused their efforts on compromising health insurance information with the intent of committing insurance fraud, charging the stolen health insurance for expensive procedures, or, worse, using personal medical records to blackmail or manipulate high-profile individuals. Watch this informative video from Bloomberg to learn how hackers are targeting health care companies and what you can do to safeguard your sensitive information.
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